Wieland; and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist Setting & Symbolism

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Philadelphia

Among the most important political and cultural centers of the American colonies and, later, the United States of America, Philadelphia lies in eastern Pennsylvania. At the time of the story, Philadelphia's population was approximately 25,000 people and it was at the epicenter of the brewing American revolution.

Biloquism

Biloquism is the ability to speak in two distinct voices. Within these stories, it refers to Carwin's ability to mimic other individuals and to throw his voice so that it appears to be emanating from somewhere else.

Schuylkill River

Running for about 130 miles, the Schuylkill River runs through Pennsylvania, eventually joining the Delaware river near Philadelphia.

Camisards

This is a group of French Protestants. In the early 18th Century, they revolted against persecution by Catholics. The name derives from the linen smock they wore in lieu of a formal uniform.

Prussia

One of the great powers of 18th Century Europe...

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